{Sew Heidi: Adobe Illustrator for Fashion} Finding Balance

I’m struggling to find balance and feeling distracted

I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but keep getting distracted.

By a yard full of weeds. Walls full of nail holes. Broken windows and fence gates.

Distracted by grilling under the summer sky with a beer in hand (yum!). Picking new paint colors for our home office (fun!). Finding a reliable handyman to fix the gates and windows (why is this SO hard!?!).

If you don’t recall, Marc and I recently moved back to Denver after our 3 year NYC adventure. About a month ago, our tenants left and we got our house back.

And it’s wonderful.

I love the space.

I love the nature.

I love the slower lifestyle.

But the to do list is overwhelming. I’m feeling really distracted. And I’m struggling to get work done.

Since returning to Colorado, I’ve realized NYC was an easy place for me to work. We rented a tiny apartment and there weren’t any “around the house” projects to do.

There was no yard to weed. No walls to paint. No broken things to fix.

I could dedicate my nights and weekends to working – like creating tutorials, holding webinars and building courses. I loved this.

But now my nights and weekends are full of projects. A 1940’s house always needs something done. Something fixed. Something repaired.

And after renting it to college kids for 3 years, there are a lot of those things to do.

But I’m having a hard time finding a balance between work and life.

It’s a delicate dance, and right now I have two left feet…which feels pretty lopsided.

Now, I realize finding balance is not a new problem. It affects everyone and every part of life.

Another balancing act I constantly struggle with? Learning and taking action.

I love to learn, but have to set boundaries. If I learn something, I must actually do something with it.

Maybe this is something you struggle with too.

  • You gobble up tutorials.
  • You spend hours on YouTube watching how to’s.
  • You follow every trend report so you don’t miss a thing.

But you can’t find a balance.

A balance between what you’ve learned and what you’ve actually done with it.

So today, I challenge you to make a change.

Take action on what you’ve learned before you read the next tutorial, watch the next how to, or subscribe to yet another newsletter.

Need help getting started? Here are a few ideas:

Whatever it is, just take action…even if it’s just one step at a time.

I promise you’ll feel more productive and more confident once you find balance.

I’ve been disappointed in myself about how lopsided my life has been lately.

Which is why I’m going to do this challenge with you.

Writing this is the first step I’m taking towards finding balance.

Now, it’s your turn. What’s your first step? Let me know over on Instagram!

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